The Mi A1 recently went out of stock on Xiaomi’s website and Flipkart, leading a few publications to assume that it had been discontinued. The theory made sense, since the company is getting ready to launch the Mi 6X AKA the Mi A2 in China on April 25.
However, Xiaomi has now clarified that it hasn’t pulled the Mi A1 permanently. The company said that the phone would return for sale soon, but didn’t mention when this would happen. Perhaps the brand plans to continue selling the device at a discounted rate in India.
The Mi A1 can currently be snapped up for Rs 13999 in Black, Gold, Rose Gold, and Red. It would make sense for Xiaomi to offer a deal on it given that its sequel will be arriving here within the next couple of months. The smartphone actually got a Rs 1000 price cut back in December 2017.
Xiaomi Mi A1 specifications:
– OS: Android 7.1.2 Nougat, upgradable to Oreo
– Display: 5.5-inch, 1080 x 1920 pixels
– CPU: 2GHz octa-core Snapdragon 625
– Storage: 64GB, expandable up to 128GB
– RAM: 4GB
– Camera: 12MP + 12MP rear, 5MP front
– Battery: 3080mAh
– Size: 155.4 x 75.8 x 7.3mm
– Weight: 165g
– Connectivity: 4G VoLTE, dual-SIM, Bluetooth 4.2, Wi-Fiac, USB Type-C, A-GPS, GLONASS
The Xiaomi device’s main attraction is its membership of Google’s Android One program which promises OS updates for 2 years and stock software. The brand took its time rolling out Android 8.0 Oreo to the Mi A1. It botched the first release in January as the update was riddled with bugs and had to be pulled.